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The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG
108 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him.
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Tracy Keenan Wynn (screenplay) | Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay) | Walter Hill (screenplay) | Ross Macdonald (novel) (as Ross MacDonald)
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Updated Jun 25, 1975

Release date
Jul 18, 1975 (United States)

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Paul Newman
Lew Harper Lew Harper   See fewer
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Joanne Woodward
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Anthony Franciosa
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Murray Hamilton
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Gail Strickland
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Melanie Griffith
Schuyler Devreaux Schuyler Devreaux   See fewer
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Linda Haynes
Gretchen Gretchen   See fewer
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Paul Koslo
Candy Candy   See fewer
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Andrew Robinson
Pat Reavis (as Andy Robinson) Pat Reavis (as Andy Robinson)   See fewer
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Coral Browne
Olivia Devereaux Olivia Devereaux   See fewer
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Richard Derr
James Devereaux James Devereaux   See fewer
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Helena Kallianiotes
Elaine Reavis Elaine Reavis   See fewer
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Leigh French
Red Head Red Head   See fewer
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James Fontenot
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Tommy McLain
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Martin Ahrens
Cajun Heavy #1 Cajun Heavy #1   See fewer
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Philippe Blenet
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Jerome Greene
Butler Butler   See fewer
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Cecil Elliott
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Ratings Breakdown

6.5 / 10 | 4,309 votes